I recently heard a family with two preschool children sit down to breakfast and use The Alphabet Song as their prayer before meals. Since I am always on the lookout for fun new prayers, I complimented the family and told them I was going to use this prayer before meals also.
The mom-teacher in me also likes the fact that this prayer before meals uses The Alphabet Song to begin. My boys will learn this prayer quickly and thank the Lord, not only at each prayers before meals, but also every time they recite the alphabet.
I can see my 3-year old thinking of the Lord while he recites the alphabet in his public school kindergarten class someday. I picture my upper elementary and middle schoolers reciting The Alphabet Song and thinking of the sacrifices Jesus made for them as they work on alphabetizing and research. I imagine my high schooler thumbing through our giant book of colleges reciting the alphabet and thinking of the temptations Jesus faced in the short time He was here.
My visions may be long shots, but as a single mom I know faith has got to be part of every part of our lives. The more we channel Jesus and use His spirit of strength and positivity in our every day life, the greater His influence will be.
I so thank that little family (mom dad, son, daughter) for teaching us this prayer before meals, but most of all for being a praying example of the type of family I hope my children lead some day. I do not know your names or where you are from, but God does and He knows you have influenced us as well. Thank you whoever you are, wherever you are. May peace be your journey
The Alphabet Song – A Very Short and Sweet Prayer Before Meals
A, B, C, D, E, F, G
Thank you God for food for me!
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